Sat, 28 Oct|
Mascara Bar Halloween! World News, Enjoyable Listens, James Casper, Own World
Time & Location
28 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 23:00
Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, London N16 6XS, UK
About the event
Join us for a haunted Halloween party at Mascara Bar!!
And yes, dress goulishly
- World News
- Enjoyable Listens
- James Casper
- Own World
World News are a South London-via-Brighton quartet influenced by 80s alternative artists like XTC and The Fall and 2010s indie bands such as DIIV, Beach Fossils and Real Estate. Since their inception, they’ve released a string of excellent singles and a standout EP, all brimful of their trademark addictive guitar lines and seductive melodies. The band have also gigged extensively, headlining numerous sold-out shows in London and Brighton. Their recent single ‘Wrapped in Gold’ was also heralded by The Line of Best Fit, Stereogum and BrooklynVegan and included on Spotify’s Noisy and Fresh Finds editorial playlists.
Formed in 2022 after their ground floor flat started subsiding into the earth, Own World is the new musical project of Joe Sigee (vocals; guitar) and Matthew Lawrenson (synths; bv’s) — who were joined by Alex Bailey (bass) and Holly Hardy (drums) after relocating their living room to an industrial estate in Tottenham. There, in a bright orange studio surrounded by kebab meat factories and church gospel choirs, the four-piece (which includes two members of R&S Records alumni Vondelpark in Lawrenson and Bailey) decided to make good after a few years of cloistered experimenting and tentative release plans. Subsisting on a diet of XTC, Arthur Russell and YMO, the band invested in a panoply of analog synthesisers ahead of a series of escapes to a mountainside cottage in Wales. There, they filled endless hard drives with all kinds of idiosyncratic music. They finally decided to take stock of their hazy and nostalgic creations, recording a wealth of tunes back in London — later to be mixed by Domino artist and producer Wilma Archer, and pioneering electronic artist Lxury. ‘SIMULATE’ is their second release after featuring on Slow Dance Records’ 2023 compilation with ‘In Style’. ‘SIMULATE’ is a dusky and mysterious track fuelled by stuttering percussion, lurching bass and a cosmic synth melody. Embellished by the melodic inflections of Sigee’s trance-like vocals, and opiated by a layer of glistening harmonies, the track harks back to ‘90s trip-hop and ‘00s dream pop while also pointing towards something altogether more unique.
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